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Clevite MAHLE CB1398V

Connecting Rod Bearing Chevy/Buick 1978-1989 V6 3.0/3.2/3.3/3.8 (231ci)/4.1L with Standard Size

Clevite MAHLE CB1398V
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Clevite MAHLE CB1398V Connecting Rod Bearing Chevy/Buick 1978-1989 V6 3.0/3.2/3.3/3.8 (231ci)/4.1L with Standard Size $12.99
Connecting Rod Bearing
  • Chevy/Buick
  • 1978-1989
  • V6 3.0/3.2/3.3/3.8 (231ci)/4.1L
  • Standard Size
  • V Series

  • Clevite MAHLE CB1398V Details

    Connecting Rod Bearings

    Notes
  • V Series Bearings - High performance bearing with a lead-indium overlay

  • Specifications:

    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    CB-1398V

    These Tri-Metal 77 engine bearings combine the strength of a copper-lead alloy layer with steel backing and an electroplated babbitt metal. The steel backing provides strength and durability; the babbitt overlay provides the critical surface characteristics of slipperiness and conformability. This ideal design has properties not even found in many original equipment bearings. Clevite offers main bearings, rod bearings and cam bearings in this series.

    H Series -
  • Best to start with when unsure which bearing to choose
  • Medium level of eccentricity and high crush
  • Enlarged chamfers for greater crankshaft fillet clearance
  • Made without flash plating for better seating
  • Use with crankshafts that have oversized fillets
  • Use with engines that run mid-high RPM range
  • Contact patterns should ideally cover 2/3 to 3/4 of the bearing surface

    P Series -
  • Typically the greatest level of eccentricity
  • Rods and mains have high crush for maximum retention
  • Most are fully grooved to maximize oil flow to rod bearings
  • Reduced overlay thickness to prevent overlay fatigue
  • Use where extremely high RPMs cause severe rod bore close-in
  • Use where higher eccentricity is desired to narrow bearing contact patterns

    V Series -
  • This series essentially duplicates Clevite's former Vandervell parts
  • Typically low to medium eccentricity
  • Not available with oversized chamfers
  • No flash plating on the steel back
  • All Clevite main bearing sets use a single-piece thrust bearing
  • Narrowed parts available to accommodate increased crankshaft fillet clearance
  • Lead-indium overlay offers slightly better conformability

    M Series -
  • These are special purpose bearings having a nominal .005" thick Babbitt lining on a hardened steel back
  • They are intended mainly for Blown Fuel engines where severe crankshaft deflections cause edge loading of the bearings
  • Under these operating conditions bearing service life will be very short
  • Frequent inspection and replacement is recommended


    Part Number Key
    • H - High-Performance
    • HD - High-Performance bearing with dowel hole
    • HK - High-Performance bearing with moly/graphite coating
    • P - Standard Clevite 77 tri-metal bearing
    • M - Blown Fuel Engine bearing for severe crankshaft deflections & edge loading
    • N - High-Performance Narrowed for greater crankshaft fillet clearance
    • HG - High-Performance full angular grooved bearing
    • V - High-Performance with Lead Indium overlay (On Main Sets this indicates partial groove also)
    • VG - High-Performance with Lead Indium full angular grooved bearing
    • D - Bearing has a dowel hole
    • K - Tri-Armor coated bearing
    • X - Bearing has .001 more oil clearance than standard
    • XX - Bearing has .002 more oil clearance than standard
    • A or AL - Indicates Aluminum bearing material

    Note: Clevite main and cam bearings are priced as sets; rod bearings are priced each unless noted.

  • Does Clevite MAHLE CB1398V fit your vehicle?

    Narrow Results

    1983-1984 BUICK RIVIERA

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: LUXURY
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1980-1984 BUICK ELECTRA

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1980-1984 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: DIABLO
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1978-1979 PONTIAC SUNBIRD

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SAFARI
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1988 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CRUISER

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SL
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1981 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LANDAU
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1982-1983 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LJ
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985-1987 PONTIAC GRAND AM

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1985 OLDSMOBILE 98

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: REGENCY
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1985 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: ES
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1986-1987 BUICK ELECTRA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: LIMITED

    1980 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1978-1979 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 3.2
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 196
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.2 L / 196 )

    1984 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: OLYMPIA LIMITED
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1982 BUICK REGAL

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SPORT

    1984 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1988 BUICK SKYLARK

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1981-1984 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: AMARILLO
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985 BUICK ELECTRA

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1978-1980 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LAREDO
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1982 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984-1986 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1986 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 PONTIAC PHOENIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SJ
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1981 PONTIAC GRAND LEMANS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1985 BUICK SOMERSET REGAL

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1983 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CALAIS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: HURST
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1987 BUICK LESABRE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: T-TYPE

    1981 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ROYAL KNIGHT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: HOLIDAY
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1984-1988 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 PONTIAC FIREBIRD

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: FORMULA
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978 CHEVROLET MONZA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1979-1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1980 BUICK LESABRE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: SPORT

    1980-1981 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BERLINETTA
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985-1988 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESTATE WAGON
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985 BUICK ELECTRA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985 OLDSMOBILE CALAIS

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: 500
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1986-1988 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: S
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: VISTA CRUISER
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1980 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SALON

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1983 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1987-1988 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1981 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC LANDAU
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPECIAL
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986 OLDSMOBILE CALAIS

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: ES
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1987-1988 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CRUISER

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LS
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1983 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984-1985 BUICK RIVIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LUXURY
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1988 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CALAIS

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1978-1979 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 3.2
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 196
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.2 L / 196 )

    1981-1984 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CONQUISTA
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1978 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982-1987 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 CHEVROLET CAMARO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC ESTATE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1978-1979 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1987 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1987 BUICK REGAL

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 BUICK SKYLARK

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1988 BUICK SKYLARK

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1983 BUICK RIVIERA

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: XX ANNIVERSARY EDITION
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1978 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SX
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 PONTIAC PHOENIX

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1985 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: COLLECTORS EDITION
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1986-1987 BUICK SOMERSET

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1987-1988 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1980 CHEVROLET IMPALA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SPORT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1986-1987 BUICK ELECTRA

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: PARK AVENUE

    1978-1979 BUICK REGAL

    • Liter: 3.2
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 196
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.2 L / 196 )

    1978-1980 CHEVROLET MONZA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1982-1983 BUICK REGAL

    • Liter: 4.1
    • SubModel: ESTATE WAGON
    • CUI: 252
    • EngineType: V6 ( 4.1 L / 252 )

    1980-1981 CHEVROLET CAPRICE

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CLASSIC LANDAU
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1984 PONTIAC PARISIENNE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LS
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1984 BUICK CENTURY

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ROYAL KNIGHT
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1985 OLDSMOBILE 98

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: REGENCY
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1980-1984 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1980 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1978-1980 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: SX
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CONQUISTA
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978 BUICK LESABRE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: CUSTOM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1980 BUICK SKYHAWK

    • EngineType: ALL
    • SubModel: ALL

    1980-1985 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: ROYALE BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1981-1984 GMC CABALLERO

    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: AMARILLO
    • CUI: 229
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 229 )

    1982-1985 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: LIMITED
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1984 BUICK CENTURY

    • Liter: 3.0
    • SubModel: ESTATE
    • CUI: 181
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.0 L / 181 )

    1980-1981 BUICK RIVIERA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BASE
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1980 OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: GT
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1988 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS CRUISER

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM LS
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1979 CHEVROLET MALIBU

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: LANDAU
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )

    1978-1979 OLDSMOBILE OMEGA

    • CC: 3800
    • Liter: 3.8
    • SubModel: BROUGHAM
    • CUI: 231
    • EngineType: V6 ( 3.8 L / 231 )
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